Mathematics with Specialization in Computer Science, MA

Central to Designing and Analyze Algorithms.

Central’s MA in Mathematics: Computer Science is designed for professionals in informational sciences and students requiring additional mathematical background for doctoral programs. The program provides an introduction to mathematics at an advanced level, as well as an introduction to advanced topics in computer science.

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August
  • 30- to 31-credit program
  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Classes offered evenings on campus
  • Choice between completing a thesis or comprehensive exam, depending on specialty
  • Financial aid is available

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Nelson Castaneda
Mathematical Sciences

Academic Department

Mathematical Sciences

Did You Know?

The median annual wage for computer and information research scientists was $126k in May 2020. Employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 22% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

What You'll Gain

  • Deep understanding of analytic arguments, using such common notions as epsilon/delta, infinite sums, and limits, and expand this to include such considerations for more general spaces than the real numbers, such as spaces of functions
  • Basic understanding of measure theory and the ability to use it to study the Lebesgue integral
  • Deep understanding of basic algebraic and discrete notions, such as facts about vector spaces and counting arguments, and expand this to include ideas about rings and fields
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of computer science and the application of mathematics to computer programming and/or software engineering